Nicky Mazur
Hands-on art director with strengths and passions that extend into illustration, motion design, and branding.



Currently working as an Art Director at Demo Duck, while occasionally taking on freelance projects. 


What I'm up to now. 

Updated: June 11, 2018



Residing & frolicking in:

Chicago, IL

What I'm working on:

  • Elevating my illustration skills, focusing on Character Design in Q2.
  • Mini content series with Adé Hogue around the throes of modern dating that we are calling 'Mixed Messages.'
  • Crafting, committing, and crushing month-based goals in 2018.

A few goals for 2018:

  • Complete full MoGraph Mentor course
  • Speak at a conference/organize a talk around the value and thrill of relentless curiosity
  • Illustrate a label for a beer, wine, or spirits line
  • Complete a full round of BBG
  • Plan a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia
  • January: Wake up by 4:30AM during the week to workout, read, or do something for myself before starting the day.
  • February: Dance at some point every day and log it in Streaks app.
  • March-May: Form daily habit of drawing before bed and log it in Streaks.
  • June: Finish reading 'Americanah.'

Recent accolades:

  • Pixels of Fury (Chicago) – FIRST PLACE, 2018
  • Adobe Creative Jam – PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD & JUDGES CHOICE AWARD - 2nd Place, 2017
  • Typeforce 8 – Exhibition Artist, 2017
  • 48 Hour Film Fest – BEST FILM, 2nd Place, 2016

On my mind:

How can I add more value? What are the smaller steps I should be taking to reach my current goals. Where's my tamagotchi?!

What I'm reading:

  • 'Americanah' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • 'Wind-up Bird Chronicle' Haruki Murakami
  • Various articles saved in my Pocket.

What I'm groovin' to:

inspiration for this page: Austin Saylor & now now now



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